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We live in a complex world with diverse people, firms, and governments whose behaviors aggregate to produce novel, unexpected phenomena. We see political uprisings, market crashes, and a never ending array of social trends. How do we make sense of it? Models. Evidence shows that people who think with models consistently outperform those who don't. And, moreover people who think with lots of models outperform people who use only one. Why do models make us better thinkers? Models help us to better organize information - to make sense of that fire hose or hairball of data (choose your metaphor) available on the Internet. Models improve our abilities to make accurate forecasts. They help us make better decisions and adopt more effective strategies. They even can improve our ability to design institutions and procedures. In this class, I present a starter kit of models: I start with models of tipping points. I move on to cover models explain the wisdom of crowds, models that show why some countries are rich and some are poor, and models that help unpack the strategic decisions of firm and politicians. The models covered in this class provide a foundation for future social science classes, whether they be in economics, political science, business, or sociology. Mastering this material will give you a huge leg up in advanced courses. They also help you in life. Here's how the course will work. For each model, I present a short, easily digestible overview lecture. Then, I'll dig deeper. I'll go into the technical details of the model. Those technical lectures won't require calculus but be prepared for some algebra. For all the lectures, I'll offer some questions and we'll have quizzes and even a final exam. If you decide to do the deep dive, and take all the quizzes and the exam, you'll receive a Course Certificate. If you just decide to follow along for the introductory lectures to gain some exposure that's fine too. It's all free. And it's all here to help make you a better thinker!...



Apr 07, 2018

The course presents a multitude of models that enable us to analyze human and systems behavior and interactions. By making implicit assumptions explicit we can understand real world processes better.


Feb 25, 2017

Great content and lectures, that possibly provides new dimensions to look/explain the situation in context, I guess I will comeback for references to continue with this journey in to 'Model Thinking'

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von Rifqi F

Sep 05, 2020

Fantastic Course! Scientifically robust in a humble way

von Yeedubilli S

Mar 15, 2020

I learnt new things like how to see things in a new way

von Abel

Jul 21, 2017

A impressive course that changed my perspective a lot!

von Vijayshree M

Jan 15, 2020

Very Good course with right pace and challenge for me

von Hristo V

Sep 21, 2017

Fantastic course! Really nice introduction to models!

von Dennis A

Jul 10, 2016

Presenter is excellent, subject matter is fascinating

von Sarah L F

Mar 16, 2020

This course allows you to see the world differently.

von SUN W

Feb 19, 2019

This is a very informative course, highly recommend!

von Seyed M H M

May 19, 2017

I learned alot and Got a grasp of some useful model

von Iaroslav F

Mar 20, 2016

I started to better understand stuff and processes.

von Dan F

Nov 02, 2018

I still refer back to this. Invaluable. Brilliant.

von Lau C

Apr 15, 2019

Very interesting and easy to follow. Thanks guys.

von Juan P L R

Jun 24, 2018

Very good course. Complete, useful and practical.

von David A

Nov 13, 2019

Really nice introduction to a variety of models.

von Jonas P

Sep 26, 2020

Nice course that learn us to think by ourselves

von Norman P

Aug 22, 2020

Great course. Well done. Practical application.

von Zeynep T

Oct 12, 2017

Quite interesting topic. Well-organized notes.

von Elke W

Mar 24, 2016

Great introductory course to expand your mind.

von Zach D

Apr 04, 2020

Really enjoyed the professor and the content.

von Tony N

Feb 16, 2020

Probably the best online course I have taken!

von Li M

Oct 30, 2019

This course is very informative and inspiring

von Michal P

Sep 06, 2017

Very engaging and super fun - just amazing!!!

von Nadim M

May 22, 2020

Really a great course and a great professor!

von Peter V

May 06, 2020

Excellent course. Would strongly recommend.

von Ning C

Nov 06, 2016

It's an awesome course! Learned a lot here.